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How far back is it supposed to go? And when did we invite reindeer to the games?
I'm picturing an old man sitting around the fire saying "Grandson, your grandchildren s grandchildren may forget yourname, your gods, and your language, but you must always remember, NEVER let the girls toss the caber..."
I know what you're suggesting is probably less overt than that, but so many cultures all having similar traditions and sticking with it for no reason seems like a pretty far fetched claim and there's no way I can think of to provide evidence for it.
It's not like there is a section of the brain that turns off if you are female and prevents them from enjoying sports.
Thats not remotely whats being suggested. You don't need either absolute on/off OR all men/women like/hate sports. You just need a difference in the averages between the two.
Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
But children are mostly treated differently according to their (perceived) gender from birth (babies dressed in 'girly pink' as opposed to 'blue for boys'), so "boys like sports" is implied before they can even walk, and reinforced by the choice of games adults play with them (talking to dolls or playing catch with balls). It's a distinction that occurs very, very early and is very pervasive.
It is, but do boys like sports because parents assume that they will or do parents assume that they will because boys like sports? Nature or nurture. Obviously its both to some extent but how much?
Trying to keep this on track since its a meta discission about the discussion, but the language of social justice seems to have mostly (if not all) nurture as the answer baked into it. If you don't agree with that idea you have to use other language, which hits a timey whimey ball of implications because the ideas are linked.
CB DUnkerson wrote:
Cultural gender - The gender that someone's behaviour as perceived as based on cultural norms. E.g. 'boys like sports'.
This is what I was disagreeing with before when someone mistakenly thought i was confusing terms: I was not. The vast majority of "cultural norms" are descriptive of underlying biologically driven behavior. The exact form they take is cultural (football, soccer, lacrosse, kicking a ball through a hoop) but "boys like sports" is prevalent in far too many cultures and has too many analogs in our closest relatives to be a cultural phenomenon. Society certainly exacerbates it to different degrees (no women allowed and you will play football boy and you will like it!) but it doesn't do so ex nilo.
For example, many people with AIS are genetically XY 'male', have the external physical characteristics usually associated with 'females' (though with internal testes rather than ovaries), and think of themselves as 'male'. Their sexual and cultural identity could then also be male, female, or something else.
AIS= androgen insensitivity syndrome? If that's the case when its total the person tends to identify as female and has about the same rate of a preference for males as other women.
Psychology is just biology above the neck.
There's some pretty compelling evidence that your gender is hardwired into your brain whether you're cis or trans. That makes it just as biological and far more important than the plumbing.
]That's true. But that's because it's hard to talk about and uses a lot of concepts that really are outside of most people's experience.
How does the jargon help that?
The jargon also gets used when its completely unnecessary.
Even in that sentence, "assigned gender" probably requires more explanation and "gender identity" might.
It seems to get used to push the idea that gender is an entirely arbitrary social construct rather than a mostly accurate description of of mammalian biology. I don't know if that's because a lot of the social justice types are into...well sociology and societal explanations.
Most of the concepts don't seem that complicated. The ones that are aren't given extra enlightenment from the jargon: whether you define things in terms of privlidge or just "people treat other people differently based on a lot of stuff" you get the same idea. I haven't seen anything you couldn't put in a sentence of hulk speak if you keep it reality based and aren't trying to read something into how they're expressed.
The jeff wrote:
The problem still is that there really isn't another common term, so what I'd be likely to do in a case where I was bringing it up would be to use "cisgender", explain it the first time, and then use it thereafter rather than say "people whose gender identity matches their assigned gender" every time.
You can probably do that with A term.
But there are posts on the thread, ironically discussing how hard it is to communicate this stuff, where I've had to crash my browser opening wiki pages to translate sentences.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
GAH! no. They specifically ask people not to do that.
or start doing what others have been doing and make a case for the feat. It might have simply been missed as a result of the ratfolk not being a common race.
*headscratch* i think thats what he's doing
Auke Teeninga wrote:
I went there! One of the locals managed to do "hey, I know you have that leatherman in your pocket, come help me get the goat out of the fence" as well as "I've seen you with a compass, which way is east its prayer time"
Charm person has...
"You must speak the person's language to communicate your commands, or else be good at pantomiming.
So communication can include charades.
"He either wants me to activate the magical device behind the demon, or shave his back....
"Which one is more likely?
"Coin toss really, been summoned three times for both this week....
Quintin Verassi wrote:
Racial Heritage Ratling? Now I need to read the wording of that feat to see if it works for my halfing aasimar (Non-PFS)
Prerequisite(s): Ratfolk, swarming racial trait.
much like needing a tail to be a kobold tail terror, you need swarming to make use of it, which splinter can't give you no matter how good his parenting skills
Whats the sens motive of your average kobold?
Whats the sens motive of our fighter?
..Hey, Meat Shield, we're not casting invisibility on the door this time, we're really making it disappear. Charge the door.
Rogar Valertis wrote:
Yes. Or well. Almost.
Let's say Daesh manages to bring down an american bomber and the pilots are able to eject themselves out of the cockpit before the plane goes down only to be gunned down by the "people on the ground" would you find this acceptable?
No, but because they're Daesh and killing people to further that goal is pretty evil, not because they're shooting a pilot. I would answer yes given different targets, even with a US pilot.
I believe the point here is if you want to appear as the "good rebels", "freedom fighters" and the like you don't do exactly what could be expected the likes of Is would do.
I'm pretty sure they're a few orders of magnitude below the level of organization needed to have a public relations expert on hand.
Queen Moragan wrote:
It would really depend on what I was doing while flying the plane.
People on ground are at the mercy of the pilot. Pilot drops bomb.
Pilot is shot down and is at the mercy of the people on the ground. People on the ground _____________
Roger Valertis wrote:
Let's be clear here, if an american bomber were intercepted and downed after completing a mission and the pilots were killed on the ground we would be screaming bloody murder right now, no matter the circumstances.
True, but i think the reaction is going to be different when the other side doesn't HAVE pilots to worry about. From their point of view a pilot attacks helpless people on the ground, and you'd be hard pressed to find a fighter in a bombing zone that hasn't lost some civilian family to them.
Is there any reason for why pilots get that special treatment? Any other soldier would just be shot.
How do I take care of the selling of this equipment by the way? I GMed the last scenario that I applied a chronicle to the character for. Should I just note it there and sign it myself?
Since the inventory tracking sheet DMs are kind of removed from the whole buying and selling process anyway.
Tabletop Giant wrote:
You could do it as a banner "Welcome to the prime material plane. Please do as the familiar on my shoulder instructs. tea will be served if you last longer than my enemies and we hope you enjoyed your stay"
Well worth the two unseen servants it would take to carry it...
Probably depends a lot on the summoned critter. If you tell a hound archon to fight a demon, the guy that summoned you wanted you to it will probably leap into combat. If you tell it to attack the angel because the summoner commanded it, he'll probably point out the part in his contract about only having to obey the summoner, sorry.
I suppose that means the only thing requiring addition is a lack of difference in psychic scrolls and wands?
Wands never care.
Spell Trigger: Spell trigger activation is similar to spell completion, but it's even simpler. No gestures or spell finishing is needed, just a special knowledge of spellcasting that an appropriate character would know, and a single word that must be spoken. Spell trigger items can be used by anyone whose class can cast the corresponding spell. This is the case even for a character who can't actually cast spells, such as a 3rd-level paladin. The user must still determine what spell is stored in the item before she can activate it. Activating a spell trigger item is a standard action and does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
Michael Eshleman wrote:
There are many game stores in our area, and I haven't given any of them lodge names because I want to encourage cross-pollination and discourage any sense of tribalism.
"What the hell happened here?
"I don't know. The people from the Gaming goblin and the dancing dragon met each other, some dice were thrown and it went all lord of the flies...
"...but I only left for 15 minutes"
The definition of difficult terrain is "such as heavy undergrowth, broken ground, or steep stairs".
Those are examples. Not a definition. There are explicitly other forms of difficult terrain
emtangle: The entire area of effect is considered difficult terrain while the effect lasts.
The tentacles created by this spell cannot be damaged, but they can be dispelled as normal. The entire area of effect is considered difficult terrain while the tentacles last.
The air in ones gullet does not have similar density to the surrounding water.
Chris Mortika wrote:
Rumormonger the Rogue Advanced talent? What's wrong with that?
Its the sort of thing you could already do/can already do without it. Before the existence of rumor monger it just would have been a bluff check diplomacy check or something. (and still is in many scenarios).
For the potion sponge, there is no rule that you can't drink under water. Its possible to infer that from the potion sponge, or you can rely on a pool and an old coke bottle to see if its possible can do it. Its very annoying to have a rule come in from an alternate source that people may not have access to and have no way of knowing about.
Chris Mortika wrote:
Sometimes prone shooter options make it to print. Prone shooter, rumor monger, and possibly the potion sponge.
You would have a level one familiar with half of your considerable hit points.
How much is it to retrain the bloodline?
I think it was a rules question whether or not you can change something that isn't explicitly list, but i think you can.
Many choices you make about your class features can be retrained. It takes 5 days to retrain one class feature.
You're retraining a bloodline power so...
5 days = 5 prestige points
10 X 7 X 5 = 350 gp (3am math)
In order to gain a familiar that equals and advances as my player level are you saying that I would need to take Iron Will - Familiar Bond - Improved Familiar Bond?
Slightly related note,
Those with an inherent connection to magic often attract creatures who feel a similar instinctive pull toward magical forces. At 1st level, a sorcerer, bloodrager, or any other character with one of the following bloodlines can choose to gain a bloodline familiar. blah blah blah new paragraph... This replaces the 1st-level bloodline power granted by the character’s bloodline;
am I reading that right, you can dip one level of bloodrager and pick up a familiar with no cost till level 4?
I do not believe that a familiar acquired with familiar bond can take most (any?) archetypes. You can't modify/replace features you don't have, and familiars acquired through familiar bond appear to loose almost all of their features.
Note: Familiar archetypes modify familiars' standard abilities, similar to how class archetypes modify player characters' class features.
the familiar does not gain the deliver touch spells, scry on familiar, share spells, speak with animals of its kind, or spell resistance special abilities. Otherwise, your total Hit Dice are used as your wizard level for determining the familiar’s abilities.
*ow ow ow ow kidding ow ow ow i hate flurry of blows owowowowowowowowowowowowowoowowow*
GM Lamplighter wrote:
This stat block refers to the settlement rules in the GMG, so presumably we have to use them for Fort Inevitable? How do the rules interface with PFS? Note that using the GMG rules means that the raise dead spell is not available in Fort Inevitable, which has a spellcasting cap of 4th level.
You can drag their body to somewhere with 5k people, or there is a 5 pp out of coverage zone surcharge
Add +5 to this cost if this benefit is purchased outside of a
If outside of a town, PCs may be restricted from buying anything, though this varies by scenario.
given that and the specific listing of a settlement size, seems to be telling you to use the settlement rules with the 5k exception.